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Environmental Engineering MSc

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

This accredited course focuses on environmental assessment, resource management, process engineering design and technology.


MSc Environmental Engineering provides industries with highly employable graduates who will act as leaders and managers. The programme examines environmental problems like air pollution, energy efficiency, contaminated land and water and equips graduates with a high-level competency in process engineering design, environmental assessment, resource management and technological innovation.

The course offers to students with BEng, BSc or non-accredited engineering degrees the skills required to be eligible for Chartered Engineer status. Most applicants have an engineering first degree, and the most common include environmental and/or chemical engineering.


The growing recognition of the need for environmental protection has generated a high demand for good quality environmental engineers. The career options for environmental engineers align closely with those of chemical engineers, with specific roles and focus on environmental issues and aspects. This course equips students with skills suitable to a wide range of careers within UK and international companies and organisations, including, petrochemicals, foods, pollution protection, nanotechnology, academic research, consultancy, management and finance.


This is a combined design and research project undertaken by a team of 2-5 students, and involving both group and individual working. The basic elements of the project involve a critical review of the literature to provide background to the initial group design element, followed by the group design part of the project. The design element will involve the selection of an appropriate, initial process scheme following by preparation of a process flowsheet with associated mass and heat balances. The design will also include control, operational, safety, environmental and economic aspects in addition to the design of important plant items. This will then be followed by the research element, which will be based on a topic with the aim of eventually aiding the individual design process. The research segment will consist of a critical review of relevant literature and subsequent research work, which may be experimental, computational or theoretical in nature. The final element of the project is a re-evaluation of the previous design in the light of information gleaned from the research segment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have 2:1 (or international equivalent) in an engineering-related field. Applicants with a high 2:2 (or international equivalent) and substantial work experience may also be considered.